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difference btw: 7.62x39 vs 7.62 NATO

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PryItFromMyColdDeadHands, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. PryItFromMyColdDeadHands

    PryItFromMyColdDeadHands Member

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    What is the difference here?
     
  2. esmith

    esmith Senior Member

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    x39 is the 7.62 soviet and it usually chambered in SKS's and Ak's.

    7.62 NATO is 7.62 x51mm. It is identical to the .308 winchester round however they discharge with different pressures. The NATO round is usually chambered in hunting rifles.
     
  3. Zhivago

    Zhivago New Member

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    7.62 NATO is 7.62 x 51 mm

    It holds more powder, thus having a higher velocity and longer range.

    7.62x39 is only common in Soviet weapons like the AK and SKS, but can also be found in some specialized AR type weapons (XCR or some AR uppers from DPMS or RRA to name a few).
     
  4. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Senior Member

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    +1... using the 7.62 NATO with a heavier and faster bullet will more than double your effective range. Thats not to say the 39R is not effective... actually it is my personal favorite all-around rifle round.
     
  5. Schleprok62

    Schleprok62 Senior Member

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    Well... with what they said... here's a visual...

    NOTE: This is a 7mm-08 REM, which is a .308 necked down a smidgeon, on the right, the 7.62x39 on the left... I know.. it's hard to tell the two apart... LOL.... :neener:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. PryItFromMyColdDeadHands

    PryItFromMyColdDeadHands Member

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    wow....huge difference....so what does the "R" stand for that falls behind the 39 in 7.62x 39r
     
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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